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Please Touch Museum

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Neighborhood: Fairmount Park
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Address: 4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131-3719
Phone Number: +1 215-581-3181
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together....

Hands-on museum where adults and children can learn and explore together. The museum is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults and children age one and over. Children under one are free.

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A whole day event

Bought discounted tickets from groupon. Parking is not a problem. Place is huge and expect a whole day event. Start early because it gets busy so fast and the place is filled with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maxima M
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Linden, New Jersey
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Linden, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bought discounted tickets from groupon. Parking is not a problem. Place is huge and expect a whole day event. Start early because it gets busy so fast and the place is filled with children wall to wall. You can bring food and dnt forget to bring your hand sanitizer. This is great for pre schoolers.

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Radnor, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for learning. The boys are 4 and 5 yrs old and they enjoyed most of the exhibits. It's better when everyone watches their own children to make sure all the children get a turn at the good stuff. Plenty to see and do for the kids. The boys were engaged by the interaction and the staff was great... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our 10month old here and he he had so much fun playing with everything. We all loved the Alice & Wonderland part.

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Thank Jennifer W
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy and plenty of parking at the museum. Safe place for children to explore, interact, and learn while having a great time. I would skip the food court....food is just so so.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been planning to take my two kids (ages 4 & 18 months) to this museum for quite awhile but something always seemed to come up. I read all of the reviews regarding this museum and everyone ranted and raved about how great it was. For starters, I do not agree with the fact that they charge for any... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum!! The staff is very friendly and there are a variety of exhibits that keep my toddler engaged. It's best to go on the weekdays when they are not as crowded (if you can swing it).

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The PTM is a great place to let your child play safely. There are so many exhibits that it's almost too much for one visit. The carousel and water works area are our favorites. It's a bit pricey though so check out Groupon for savings before you go.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a membership so it pays for itself right away. My children love going there. It is an adventure and a delight. Even my eleven year old is entertained when we visit.

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Thank myrika83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Please Touch Museum never disappoints! It was one of my favorite places as a kid and is now my favorite place to visit with children! From classics like the real SEPTA bus and working store to newer exhibits like Alice's Wonderland and the life-sized floor piano, a trip to the Please Touch Museum is always a good idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We brought our 1 year old to this place and it worked like a charm. There were lots of things for him to engage in 2 hours flew by.

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